Lions tame tennis Redmen 4-3
TORONTO -- Michel Berthelemot and Alexandre Halverson posted straight set singles victories playing at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively, but it was not enough as the York University Lions took a bite out of the visiting McGill Redmen with a 4-3 victory in men's university tennis at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, Saturday.
Sixth-seeded Yvan Bodart also won in two sets. After splitting the matches 3-3 in singles action, McGill could not take the doubles point and lost the fixture. Leading 3-2 in favor of McGill, Michael Hibberd was up 4-2 in the third set and only five points away from handing the Redmen a win against the strong Lions. Unfortunately, he could not close it out and doubles matches were required to declare a winner.
Berthelemot and Adrien Dupont raced to a 6-1 win for the early lead but McGill dropped the other two matches by a score of 6-4 to surrender the doubles point to York.
The Redmen own a 2-2 overall record and will play the Montreal Carabins at Uniprix Stadium on Oct. 17.
COMPLETE McGILL RESULTS:
M. Lew / A. Shebl def. M. Hibberd / H. Azar 6-4
A. Dupont / M. Berthelemot def. T. Ono / R. Weese 6-1
K. Lee / K. Khadem def. A. Halverson / Y. Bodart 6-4
Ahmed Shebl def. Michael Hibberd 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Tomohiro Ono def. Adrien Dupont 6-3, 6-4
Michel Berthelemot def. Robert Weese 6-3, 6-4
Alexandre Halverson def. Jason Xue 7-5, 6-4
Kevin Lee def. Hanna Azar 6-4, 6-2
Yvan Bodart def. Kia Khadem 6-3, 6-2